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EDFE40002 Early Childhood Education and Care Placement
Early Childhood Education and Care Placement
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General Information


Early Childhood Education and Care Placement focuses on the legislative and regulatory environment for provision of high quality education and care in early childhood settings. The unit specifically addresses competency elements from the Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma that have not been embedded into the nine core first year units of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and the Bachelor of Education (Primary). In this unit you will navigate National laws and National Regulations related to workplace settings to describe and explain the implications of these regulations on the performance of work roles. You will apply this knowledge to scenarios and simulations and demonstrate competence in providing high quality education and care for children from birth to five years in authentic settings during a vocational placement.


Career Level: Non-award
Credit Points: 0
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2022

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 0-credit Non-award unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 0 hours of study per week, making a total of 0 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Discussion with students


Support with pre-placement and placement tasks


Encourage attendance at drop in sessions

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the legislative and regulatory framework for early childhood education and care settings
  2. Navigate national laws and regulations to identify and explain policy implications for early childhood education and care services
  3. Interpret the National Quality Standard (NQS) for the purposes of reflection on practice, policy development and planning for continuous improvement in early childhood education and care
  4. Describe health, safety and hygiene practices in childcare with reference to national regulations
  5. Perform workplace tasks to industry standard in an early childhood education and care service
  6. Apply knowledge of the quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS) to provide education and care for children from birth to five years of age.

Demonstration of the learning outcomes for this unit provides knowledge evidence and performance evidence of the elements of competence and performance criteria for selected units of competency within the Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma in accordance with the rules of the training package.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 0%
3 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
4 - Written Assessment - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Self Management
2 - Communication
3 - Information Literacy
4 - Information Technology Competence
5 - Problem Solving
6 - Critical Thinking
7 - Cross-Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical Practice
9 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources


There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

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